COVID-19 Resources

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in December 2019. In the months since, the virus has spread to all seven continents, and is the most severe pandemic the world has faced in more than a century.

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting our world in unprecedented ways. As the situation evolves, the University of San Diego remains focused on addressing two imperatives: ensuring that we take prudent precautions to protect our community and communities beyond our campus, and continuing to deliver a values-based, liberal arts education that prepares our students to address society’s most urgent challenges. This page provides resources and information to better undertstand the impact of COVID-19 globally, and answers frequently asked questions about the university's response to the pandemic.

USD Community COVID-19 Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is COVID-19?
  • What are the symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
  • What do I do if I have the above symptoms and exposure to COVID-19?
  • What is USD doing to support the university community?
  • How can I help protect myself?
  • Can I, or should I be tested for COVID-19?
  • What is a coronavirus?
  • What is a pandemic?
  • What is a public health emergency (in the United States)?
  • What is an emergency declaration (in San Diego County)?
  • What is meant by self-monitor? self-isolate? self-quarantine?